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Asada edges out Suzuki for NHK Trophy gold

Asada edges out Suzuki for NHK Trophy gold

Mao Asada of Japan edged out teammate Akiko Suzuki by just 0.05 points to capture the gold medal at the 2012 NHK Trophy Saturday. The bronze went to USA’s Mirai Nagasu.

Asada had to skate last and ran…

Hanyu celebrates victory on home ice

Hanyu celebrates victory on home ice

Yuzuru Hanyu celebrated victory on his home ice in Miyagi/Sendai, leading the Japanese men to a one-two finish Saturday at the 2012 NHK Trophy. The silver went to teammate Daisuke Takahashi, while USA’s Ross…

Davis and White dominate at 2012 NHK Trophy

Davis and White dominate at 2012 NHK Trophy

USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White easily dominated at 2012 NHK Trophy Saturday, winning with nearly 22 points to spare. Elena Ilinykh and Nikita…

Bazarova and Larionov take narrow lead in Pairs short

Bazarova and Larionov take narrow lead in Pairs short

Russia’s Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov edged out Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada by less than one point in the Pairs figure skating Short Program at the…

Asada leads ladies at 2012 NHK Trophy

Asada leads ladies at 2012 NHK Trophy

Japan’s Mao Asada, looking confident and happy, skated to the lead in the Ladies figure skating Short Program at the 2012 NHK Trophy on Friday. USA’s Mirai Nagasu and Zijun Li of…

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Hanyu sets new record at 2012 NHK Trophy

Hanyu sets new record at 2012 NHK Trophy

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu grabbed the Men’s figure skating Short Program, setting a new record score, while teammate Daisuke Takahashi edged out Javier Fernández…

Davis and White dance to confident lead at NHK Trophy

Davis and White dance to confident lead at NHK Trophy

USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White danced to a confident lead as the 2012 NHK Trophy figure skating event opened in Miyagi, Japan, with the Short…

Pechalat and Bourzat golden at Trophee Eric Bompard

Pechalat and Bourzat golden at Trophee Eric Bompard

Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France pocketed their second Grand Prix gold medal this season in a convincing manner with 15 points to spare…

Wagner wins second consecutive Grand Prix gold in Paris

Wagner wins second consecutive Grand Prix gold in Paris

USA’s Ashley Wagner skated off with her second consecutive Grand Prix gold medal at 2012 Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris. Russian teenagers Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Julia Lipnitskaia took silver and…

Mura surprises with victory in Paris

Mura surprises with victory in Paris

Takahito Mura of Japan surprised many by winning his first Grand Prix medal, the gold, in Paris at 2012 Trophee Eric Bompard Saturday. USA’s Jeremy Abbott slipped to second place, while…

Kavaguti and Smirnov claim gold in Paris

Kavaguti and Smirnov claim gold in Paris

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia claimed the gold in the Pairs figure skating event at 2012 Trophee Eric Bompard in…

Pechalat and Bourzat earn lead in Short Dance in Paris

Pechalat and Bourzat earn lead in Short Dance in Paris

Local favorites Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France took the lead with a strong short dance Friday evening at 2012 Trophee Eric…

Lipnitskaia leads ladies; Wagner close second in Paris

Lipnitskaia leads ladies; Wagner close second in Paris

Russia’s Julia Lipnitskaia overcame a sore ankle to win the Ladies figure skating Short program Friday at 2012 Trophee Eric Bompard, edging out USA’s Ashley Wagner by less than…

Abbott rallies back, takes Men’s short in Paris

Abbott rallies back, takes Men’s short in Paris

U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott rallied back from his disappointment at Skate America to take the Men’s figure skating Short program at 2012 Trophee Eric Bompard Friday in Paris. Takahito Mura of…

Kavaguti and Smirnov lead pairs in Paris

Kavaguti and Smirnov lead pairs in Paris

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia skated to the lead as the 2012 Trophee Eric Bompard opened in Paris,…

Virtue and Moir provide a perfect conclusion to 2012 Cup of Russia

Virtue and Moir provide a perfect conclusion to 2012 Cup of Russia

As expected the reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the fourth event of the ISU Grand Prix Figure Skating series. Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov overcame…

Chan is back on the top

Chan is back on the top

Canada’s Patrick Chan won his first figure skating gold medal of the season after finishing first at the 2012 Cup of Russia. Japan’s Takahiko Kozuka won silver, while Michal Brezina of the…

Volosozhar and Trankov win in Moscow; qualify for Grand Prix Final

Volosozhar and Trankov win in Moscow; qualify for Grand Prix Final

With the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi entering into public awareness, people arrived at the Megasport venue in Moscow throughout the Ladies figure skating event until…

Gold for Korpi, silver for Gold

Gold for Korpi, silver for Gold

Finland’s Kiira Korpi won the Ladies figure skating event at 2012 Cup of Russia, making good on yesterday’s promise to fight in the long program in order to earn a trip to…

Virtue and Moir take confident lead in Moscow

Virtue and Moir take confident lead in Moscow

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada finished five points ahead of their closest rivals to win the Short Dance event…

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